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Brother and sister shot outside of deli in DeKalb Co.
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Brother and sister shot outside of deli in DeKalb Co.

Brother and sister shot outside of deli in DeKalb Co.
Photo Credit: BEN GRAY / bgray@ajc.com
Police are looking for suspects in the shooting of two people outside a DeKalb County deli Monday.

Brother and sister shot outside of deli in DeKalb Co.

Information from WSB-TV was used in this report

Police are trying to track down the person who shot a brother and sister in a parking lot near the U.S. Deli restaurant in south DeKalb County.

"It was disturbing. None of us should have seen that," Jimmy Sanders, who works at the U.S. Deli at Rockbridge Road and South Stone Mountain Lithonia Road, told Channel 2 Action News. "It was just chaos everyone was everywhere.”

Sanders says the two were bleeding in the parking lot. The brother was shot in the head, while the sister took a bullet to the head.

"Her brother asked us to get her some water we tried to give her some water," Sanders said. "She was right there on the car blood going on her face he picked her up carried her over that way."

DeKalb County detectives are keying in on potential evidence, including an article of clothing that was left behind.

"All this transpired in the parking lot and early investigation leads us to believe that an argument ensued between two parties and erupted in gunfire leaving the two victims struck," said Capt. S.R. Fore of the DeKalb County Police Department.

Police could not confirm the possible motive but Sanders said he believed the shooter was looking for money.

"He wanted some cash. She didn't have it so he didn't like that so he took her shot her in the head and shot her brother in the arm," Sanders said.

It was sudden violence with dozens of people in nearby restaurants and shopping in the center.

"I was thinking dang that could have been me. It's sad," witness Daniel Mintion said.

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